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        La conquête des étoiles

      Sansot & Cie 1909 - - Sansot & Cie, Paris 1909, 14x17cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant, fausse mention de deuxième édition qui fut utilisée pour le service de presse, il n'a été tiré que 5 Hollande en grands papiers. Bel envoi autographe signé et à pleine page de l'auteur à Guy Lavaud pour qui il précise son adresse milanaise. Deux déchirures en tête et en pied d'un mors, petits manques sur le dos, agréable état intérieur. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition on current paper, false entry of second edition which was used to the press service, he was fired as 5 Holland paper in leading copies. Bel autograph signed and in full page of the author Guy Lavaud for which he says his address Milanese. Two tears in the top and bottom of a joint, minor losses on the back, nice interior state. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Ausgewählte Romane und Geschichten. Übersetzt und hrsg. v. Gustav Meyrink. 16 Bände.

      Albert Langen (1909-1914), München - Mit 1 gest. Verfasserportrait sowie zahlr. Initialen. Titel u. Reihentitel in Rot u. Schwarz. Schwarzes OHldr. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentitel. Grünschnitt. WG 6. - Erste und einzige Ausgabe der Übertragung von Meyrink. - Bd. 1: Weihnachtsgeschichten. Bd. 2-4: David Copperfield. Bd. 5-8: Bleakhaus. Bd. 9-10: Die Pickwickier. Bd. 11-12: Nikolas Nickleby. Bd. 13-14: Martin Chuzzlewitt. Bd. 16: Oliver Twist. - Rücken minimal berieben. Schöne Bände von sehr guter Erhaltung. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le sous-sol

      First edition of the French translation, one of 10 numbered copies on Holland paper, the only major paper.Back with a few discrete restorations copy wide-margined as published.Very rare. Charpentier Paris 1909 15,5x19cm broché

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         Guide pour les égarés (life in a nutshell), ou le livre du Prince Korab. 5° édition

      S.l., l'auteur, 1909, in 4°, de 23pp. d'adjonctions et errata. (une note imprimée p. 105 signale que le Vol. I a été supprimé) Vol.II (2ff. & paginé de 105 à 177) - Vol.III (2ff. & de 183 à 249) - Vol.IV (2ff. & de 255 à 530), puis supplément: "utopies de Justice ou la justice appliquée aux besoins modernes par ***, 1898" de la p.535 à 548 - Vol.V (2ff. & de 553 à 595) - et "la révérende Mère Générale Louis-Marie par le Prince Korab, 1909" (31 pp.), percal. noire éditeur avec titre en blanc au 1er plat, exemplaire auquel est joint 2 ff. de suppléments volants de format info imprimés tête-bêche (ça semble presque normal). Très rare et célèbre ouvrage délirant dont il est difficile de donner un compte rendu. Ce véritable chef-d'oeuvre sous-titré "la vie dans une noix" (comprenez la vie en condensé) entend résoudre pour l'utilisateur toutes les questions de sciences, politique, agriculture, arts, duel, savoir-vivre, toilette, chasse, voyages, sports, politesse, cuisine, religion, santé, lois, galanteries, infirmités etc... Dans la revue Bizarre n°IV, G. Profhul déclare; "Les grandes secousses qui ébranlaient la pensée européenne aux environs de 1900, ne pouvaient certes manquer de susciter, face à la poussée anarchique et syndicaliste, l'apparition éblouissante d'un maître à penser conservateur (mais progressiste) et traditionaliste (mais libéral) ... ce génial mainteneur ... vint de l'étranger ... de Pologne ... Calixte Korab d'Orzeszko Czarnoloski Ciolek naquit le 4 mai 1866 sans doute à Grodno ... juste avant la Grande Guerre il menait une vie errante de grand hotel et palace, brouillé avec sa famille, avec le clerge catholique... Korab est bien pour moi Prince des Lettres... Il y a un domaine de l'esprit, en effet, dont Korab ou Brisset ont les clés, comme Maturin ou Swedenborg, mais pas le docteur Schweitzer... Mais railler les fous est horrible." (sic). Nous ne résistons pas à citer quelques phrases de ce guide pour les égarés: "Chaques Parisien est un voyou... chaque regard du Parisien est inspiré du sang qu'il voudrait verser (la haine des classes)... le manque d'hygiène, l'ignorance dans la vie conjugale (les excès), la misère et les persécutions morales qui attendent les enfants et leurs parents, le lait dénaturé, les enfants sevrés avant neuf mois accomplis, la défloration des enfants (détournement des mineurs) etc... sont la cause de la dépopulation de la France... Personne n'est plus conservateur et plus autoritaire que le socialiste, lorsqu'il s'agit de ses intérêts personnels... Mettez (deshabillez) toujours à nu le cerveau de chaque personne qui vous intéresse avant de la juger... la conscience, en 1904, est une maladie de la réflexion... l'occasion est l'équilibre momentanément rompu entre deux forces contraires... chaque personne a des occasions dans la vie... Jusqu'à l'âge de 26 ans à peu près, j'avais la parole lourde et incohérente ... j'étais timbré et hélas! je luttais contre la monomanie la plus effrénée. ... Plus les femmes s'abstiennent de montrer leurs mollets, plus elles ont envie de le faire (l'hystérie) ... Le secret de la santé c'est de ne jamais la perdre (sic)". Enfin, dans l'introduction aux mathématiques on peut lire "apprenez d'abord à compter et à écrire les chiffres jusqu'à un milliard...". ¶ Une thèse a été consacrée à Korab: le livre du Prince Korab, analyse des écrits d'un paranoïaque, par G. Salem, Zurich 1978 - Blavier fous littéraires, p.747 à 755 - Caillet n°5823 "c'est une des plus étranges choses qui aient jamais affronté l'impression" - Oberlé cat. fous littéraires n°241.

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        30. Bundesturnfest des Nordamerikanischen Turnerbundes, Cincinnati, Ohio. 23., 24,. 25., 26. und 27 Juni 1909 (Uebungen fuer das Vereins- und Massenturnen; ebenfalls: Vorlaeufige Bestimmungen)

      NP 1909 - Oblong 4to. 44pp. Gold and green decorated olive wraps bound in decorative string, as issued. From cover: "30. Bundes Turnfest: Obligatorische Frei und Ordnungsübungen der Aktiven Turner und Keulen und Stabübungen für das Massenturnen der Turnerinnen und Altersklassen, Cincinnati, Ohio." Delightfully illustrated with b/w reproductions in photomontage of calisthenics, showing many different exercises performed by the the Ohio District athletes at their Gymnastic festival which took place in Cincinnati from 23rd -27th June, 1909. Includes b/w portraits of officials and board-members of the club as well as the festival program. Compiled by N. C. Seuss. Minor scuffing to wraps. Head and tail of spine very slightly chipped. Text in German and English. Very good condition. Scarce. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        The Works of Oscar Wilde (Sunflower Edition): Complete 15-Volume Set

      New York: Lamb Publishing Company, 1909. Hardcover. Very Good. No. 220 of a limited edition of 1,000 copies. Complete 15-volume set. Octavo. Bound in tan cloth with leather labels on spine. Gilt along top edge of book blocks is a little tarnished and scuffed. Cloth shows some soiling from shelf wear and some of the labels on spines are scuffed. Books' pages remain clean and unmarked; bindings, tight.

      [Bookseller: Black Paw Books]
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        Goldener Himmel-Schlüssel : Ein sicherer Führer zu einem frommen Leben und gottseligen Sterben, nebst ausführlicher Belehrung über die vier letzten Dinge, zugleich eine praktische Anleitung, wie wir den armen Seelen helfen und uns vor dem Fegfeuer bewahren können.

      712 S. : Ill., mit zahlr., teils farbigen Abbildungen teils auf Tafeln, 31 cm, gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen ohne Schutzumschlag, no dust jacket, Zustand: 2. verb. und bedeutend verm. Aufl., 1909 , altersentsprechende Lese- u. Gebrauchsspuren, Einband etwas abgenutzt, berieben und bestossen, Seitenränder im unteren Teil teils etwas angeschmutzt (Fingerfleckig), zwei Zeilen Eintrag in der Familienchronik, sonst insgesamt altersgemäß ordentliche Erhaltung. Goldener Himmel-Schlüssel : Ein sicherer Führer zu einem frommen Leben und gottseligen Sterben, nebst ausführlicher Belehrung über die vier letzten Dinge, zugleich eine praktische Anleitung, wie wir den armen Seelen helfen und uns vor dem Fegfeuer bewahren können. Mit ca. 150 Text-Illustrationen und 15 Kunstbeilagen , 712 S. : Ill., mit zahlr., teils farbigen Abbildungen teils auf Tafeln, Altdeutsch / Frakturschrift , R 1 K

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peda]
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        The Game of British East Africa.

      Horace Cox, London. 1909 - First edition. Quarto. pp xii, 310, [8] adverts. Profusely illustrated with photographs. Original green crocodile-skin textured cloth lettered in gilt. Gilt patterned endpapers. Prelims a little spotted. Very good indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Heart of the Antarctic.

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company,, 1909. Being the story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907?1909. With an Introduction by Hugh Robert Mill, D.Sc. An Account of the First Journey to the South Magnetic Pole by Professor T. W. Edgeworth David, F.R.S. 2 volumes, large octavo. Original blue cloth, silver lettered spines, front covers lettered and with large pictorial block in silver, top edges gilt, untrimmed. Photogravure frontispiece to each volume, 12 colour plates (with captioned tissue-guards), 255 black and white plates, 3 folding maps and folding panorama in end-pocket of volume II, numerous illustrations and diagrams throughout; title pages printed in brown & black. Without the errata slip in volume II. Inner joints of volume I cracked but sound. A very good set, First US edition, first printing; a superior copy: the attractive original cloth bindings very bright. Shackleton's account of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907?9 (Nimrod) was reviewed on publication by the Manchester Guardian as "the best book of Polar travel which has ever been written". The sledge expedition "to the south magnetic pole was one of the three foremost achievements of this expedition. The other two achievements were, first, the ascent and survey of Mount Erebus (12,448 feet), the active volcano on Ross Island and, second, the southern sledge journey, which reached within 100 miles of the south pole" (ODNB). The expedition established Shackleton as a "bona fide English hero," but the success of the book did little to alleviate "the financial problems left to him by the expedition" (Books on Ice). Sir Raymond Priestley, a British geologist and Antarctic explorer who accompanied Shackleton on the 1907?1913 Antarctic expeditions, said, "For scientific leadership, give me Scott; for swift and efficient travel, Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation, when there seems to be no way out, get on your knees and pray for Shackleton".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Goethes Sämtliche Werke.

      Mnch., Georg Müller bzw. Bln., Prophyläen (1909-1925). Priv. Halbledereinbände mit Rückenschildchen. 45 Bde.3 Erg.-Bde. u. 1 Suppl.-Bd. (alles). Kl.-4°. Taf. Obere Kante mit Goldschnitt. -Die ersten 4-5 Bde. gering stockfl. Sehr dekorative Reihe, ausgezeichnete Buchbinderarbeit. Versand D: 7,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ottmar Müller]
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        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon, 6. Auflage, Kriegsausgabe (Eierstabausgabe), 20 + 4 (24) Bände.

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1909- 1913 Sechste gänzlich neu bearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage. Grundwerk in 20 Bänden mit 18.600 Seiten und 150.000 Artikeln mit 16.831 Abbildungen, Karten und Plänen im Text sowie auf 1.522 Illustrationstafeln (darunter 180 Farbdrucktafeln, zumeist Chromolithog Vollständiges Grundwerk in 20 Bänden (A - Z) sowie die Ergänzungsbände 21 - 24, somit vollständiges Exemplar in 24 Bänden. Schwarze Original-Halbkunstlederbände mit weißgeprägten Rückentiteln und Ornamentbändern an den Kapitalen (stilisiertes Eierstabornament nach einem Entwurf von Otto Eckmann). Drucktype in klassischer Jugendstil-Ästhetik ebenfalls von Eckmann. Einbanddecken in olivgrünem Leinen sowie mit Kunstleder-Ecken. Die 6. Auflage gilt als Höhepunkt der Meyer-Werkgeschichte und als größtes und prächtigstes Lexikon seiner Epoche. Es gibt sie in zahlreichen unterschiedlichen Ausgaben, die sich durch eine überaus reizvolle Jugendstil-Ornamentik auszeichnen. Die Auflage erschien in vier Einbandvarianten sowie - nach Kriegsausbruch 1913 - in mehreren Kriegsausgaben. Da sowohl Leder- als auch Goldlieferungen sofort nach Kriegsbeginn kriegswirtschaftlich reklamiert wurden, mußten die Verlage bei der Buchproduktion auf Ersatzmaterialien zurückgreifen. Die Buchrücken wurden fortan aus einem Lederimitat-Material mit lederähnlicher Narbung gefertigt, die goldenen Titelprägungen durch Farbprägungen bzw. - aufträge ersetzt. Ein Merkmal dieser Ausgaben ist außerdem, daß Stadtpläne vor der Auslieferung aus ihnen entfernt wurden - der Feind sollte keine Gelegenheit erhalten, mit Hilfe des Lexikons Einmarschpläne zu schmieden. Die Kriegsausgaben der 6. Auflage von Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, die es in mehreren farblichen Varianten gibt, sind heute sehr selten und als vollständige Exemplare mit allen Ergänzungsbänden in gutem Zustand kaum noch anzutreffen. Sie dürfen daher durchaus als Sammler-Exemplare gelten. Buchrücken kaum berieben, Gesamterscheinungsbild harmonisch; Deckel sowie Buchschnitt partiell leicht fleckig (dies aber unauffällig). Seiten in bemerkenswert guter, glatt-glänzender Papierqualität, die keine Alterung erkennen läßt, sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. In toto - bis auf die leichte Fleckigkeit - sehr gutes Exemplar dieser seltenen Kriegsausgabe mit allen Ergänzungsbänden. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Lexikon Konversationslexikon Konversations-Lexikon Conversations-Lexikon Conversationslexikon Meyer Meyers Kriegsausgabe Erster Weltkrieg

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        When I Grow Up

      The Century Co, New York, 1909 An unusually nice copy of a rare Denslow item. Sharp, bright and clean. Original tan cloth embossed in orange, black and white. Near fine. Unpaginated 10 x 7.5 inches. First Edition. A compilation of humorous poems and illustrations; this was Desnlow's last important children's book. Illustrated with 24 fabulous, bold full color illustrations.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

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        ART WORK OF THE STATE OF OREGON

      Portland, OR: W.D. Harney Photogravure Co., 1909 Edition De Luxe of Photogravures. Consists of eighty plates, some with two images, and a twenty-eight page history of Oregon by George H. Williams. Many of the images are by the Oregon photographer, Benjamin A. Gifford. Plates and text printed rectos only. All tissue guards present. Smith; Pacific Northwest Americana, 310. Marbled endpapers. Bound in contemporary dark brown pebbled leather with four raised bands with lettering and design inbetween in gilt. Book has been professionally and expertly rebacked and corners repaired some time ago. A very good plus copy of this handsome book. . First edition. Large hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        The Novels and Tales.

      New York: Charles Scribner's and Son,, 1909. 27 volumes, octavo (206 x 138 mm). Finely bound by Macdonald in blue half morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt in compartments separated by raised bands, blue cloth boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. An excellent set. A handsomely bound set of Stevenson's works.

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        The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

      London: Constable & Co. Ltd. VG : in very good condition. Front inner hinge cracked. Some browning/off-setting to illustrated endpapers. Heraldic previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. 1909. First trade Edition. Red/gilt hardback cloth cover. 260mm x 200mm (10" x 8"). 325pp. 40 tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue-guards with additional b/w illustrations. A handsome edition of Grimm's fairy tales illustrated by one of the leading lights of the Edwardian era. .

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        FABLES OF AESOP

      - (DETMOLD,EDMUND)illus. THE FABLES OF AESOP. London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date [1909]. Thick 4to (8 1/4 x 10 3/4"), pictorial cloth stamped in colors, a FINE COPY IN PUBLISHER'S BOX (box VG with some soil, rubbing and flaps repaired). 1st edition, presumable second issue with no gilt on cover and plain endpapers. More than 250 fables are illustrated by Detmold with 23 utterly magnificent tipped in colored plates mounted on heavy stock, plus black and whites in-text. This is a great copy, rarely found with the box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        That place is mine" - Original artwork for H. Rider Haggard's "Morning Star"]

      the artist, n.p. 1909 - 9.5x13.5 inch illustration board with beautifully rendered gouache and pencil illustration, signed "Michael 1909" at lower left corner, a pen note on the back indicating "Morning Star p. 198." This image was indeed used for the color plate facing page 198 in Haggard's novel, a fantasy set in ancient Egypt. This was one of three plates in the book, the scene depicted here portraying the blonde queen Neter-Tua just after she has claimed the throne of Egypt, enraging Prince Abi and his dusky acolytes. AC Michael's illustrations captivated a generation of readers, but the original artwork for these illustrations appears on the market very infrequently. The piece at hand is the same work that was sold in 1982 by the George S. MacManus Company. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        THE DANGER MARK

      McLeod, 1909-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Title: The Danger Mark. Original 1909 Hardcover volume. Good, no dust jacket. Evident wear. Light foxing. Name inside. General Used condition.

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        Das Königliche Hoftheater in Stuttgart. Der Autor widmete das Werk seiner Majestät König Wilhelm II. von Württemberg.

      80 Seiten. Zahlreiche Diagramme und Schwarz-Weiß-Fotografien von den architektonischen Details der sowohl im Großen Haus und dem ursprünglichen Kleinen Haus. Foliant. Hardcover/Pappeinband. Aus den Nachlass von Karl Band. Einband etwas berieben und minimal bestossen. Papier altersgemäß leicht nachgedunkelt. Innen sehr sauber und gepflegt. Ein dem Alter entsprechend sehr gutes Exemplar. - Das Königlichen Hoftheater war ein Komplex von Opernhäusern in Stuttgart, Deutschland. Es wurde zwischen den Jahren 1909-1912 errichtet und teilweise während des Krieges zerstört und heißt jetzt Staatstheater Stuttgart.

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        Three Years in Tibet with the Original Japanese Illustrations.

      Theosophical Publishing Society,, Benares: 1909 - First edition of a narrative of travels in Tibet between 1897 and 1903. Written by Ekai Kawaguchi (1866 – 1945), a Japanese Buddhist monk, the first recorded Japanese citizen to travel to Tibet. Kawaguchi is known four his journeys to Nepal (1899, 1903, 1905 & 1913), and Tibet (July 4, 1900–June 15, 1902; and 1913–1915). Tibet was officially off limits to all foreigners, but Kawaguchi managed to coss the Himalayas on an unpatrolled path, posing as a Chinese monk and taking almost 4 years to reach Lhasa. This was the first visit to Lhasa by an outsider since the 1844 visit of French missionary Evariste Huc. While there, Kawaguchi devoted himself to pilgrimage and study, mastering classical Tibetan language, and gaining an audience with the 13th Dalai Lama. Tall 8vo, xv, 719pp, 11 plates from printed photographs (including one large folding of Mount Gaurishankara at the rear) and one folding sketch map with the author's route from Calcutta north indicated in red. Orange gilt cloth with title in gilt at front board and spine, teg. Spine a bit sunned, lower extremities slightly bumped. Folding sketch map of Kawaguchi's route a bit ruffled at foredge, otherwise very good condition. OCLC: 560750495. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Forget Me Nots of the Civil War: A Romance Containing Reminiscences and Original Letters of Two Confederate Soldiers

      St. Louis: Press A.R. Fleming Printing Co., 1909. 1st printing. Good/no dust jacket, rubbing to extremities. 3554 p., frontis, illus, 8vo;

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        Les Soeurs Vatard

      A. Ferroud - F. Ferroud, Paris 1909 - Appears to be rebound in quarter blue leather, marble boards and endpapers. Illustrated by J. F. Raffaelli. 260 pp, color and black and white illustrations. Corners show very light wear, top right of spine has a small tear, bookplate on pastedown endpaper. otherwise an excellent copy, with bright gilt, very clean, tight binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gross-Stadt-Bilder-Buch

      Leipzig : R. Voigtländer, [1909] - Halbleinen : Mit handschriftlicher Widmung von Sophus Hansen an seinen Neffen Hans Brehme, Ecken bestoßen u. m. Abrieb, Einband m. leichten Wasserschäden, Innenfalze geplatzt, Schmutztitel fehlt, alle 15 Tafeln unten 1 - 2 cm eingerissen u. m. einigen winzigen Stockflecken, sonst noch guter Zustand, 15 farbige Tafeln ; Querformat 35 x 25 cm 1500 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: VersandAntiquariat Claus Sydow]
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        Lincoln's Birthday: A comprehensive view of Lincoln as given in the most noteworthy essays, orations and poems, in fiction and in Lincoln's own writings

      New York: Moffat, Yard and Company 1909 - 8vo., tan pictorial cloth lettered in tan and white; lightly soiled. First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed: "Richard Watson Gilder, with the admiration of his friend, Robt. H. Schauffler, Jan. 28, 1909," on the half-title page. Richard Watson Gilder, the longtime editor of "Century Magazine," contributed the poem "To the Spirit of Abraham Lincoln," on page 296 of "Lincoln's Birthday." A wonderful presentation with a distinguished provenance. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        [Incredible album of photographs documenting Peary's final expedition to the Arctic]

      [Northern Greenland], 1909. Oblong small folio. (11 x 15 1/4 inches). 238 silver print photographs (comprising 71 panoramic images measuring 3 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches, 147 measuring 3 3/4 x 4 7/8 inches and 20 measuring 3 x 3 7/8 inches). Mounted recto and verso on grey card mounts within the album. Some images captioned in ink on the mount. A few cards detached, some fading to the images. Contemporary leather, missing part of one post, leather worn. Housed in a morocco backed box.Provenance: G. Frederick NortonAn important photographic record of Peary's Arctic expedition.In 1908, G. Frederick Norton accompanied Robert Peary on the start of his final Arctic expedition. An acclaimed adventurer and hunter, Norton was additionally an amateur photographer and here documents Peary's journey north, as well as camp life, landscape and natives of Greenland.George Frederick Norton (1876-1917), born in Kentucky, attended the Lawrenceville School and served as a partner at the brokerage Ex Norton & Co. However, his life's passion was travel, adventure and big game. Norton made numerous trips to the west and Alaska on private hunting expeditions, and collected and donated specimens (with a particular emphasis on bear skulls) to the American Museum of Natural History the Smithsonian and other institutions. In 1901, he journeyed around the world and in 1908 he helped finance the final Peary expedition to the North Pole, accompanying him aboard the ship Erik as far north as Etah, Greenland.The images include panoramic landscapes taken from aboard the ship, showing icebergs and the coast of Greenland. The smaller format images include portraits and candid shots of Peary, Matthew Henson, Captain Bartlett, Professor Marvin and other crew members at work and repose aboard the ships Erik and Roosevelt, as well as numerous images of native Inuit aboard ship and on land. Furthermore, images include landscapes and camp life at the whaling station at Hawk's Harbor, Holseteinborg, the Cape York settlement, Etah and elsewhere en route. Among the Peary-related photos, are a series of images showing his preparations to leave the ship at Etah.An extraordinary album of vernacular photographs in the Arctic on a noted expedition.

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        Out of the Darkness or Diabolism and Destiny

      Nashville: National Baptist Publishing Board, 1909. 1st ed. Hardcover. Good. 316p. Original maroon cloth. 20cm. Front hinge weak. Top of spine somewhat dampstained. Cover wear (including a partial ringmark on front cover). No Jacket. Rare early novel by an African American lawyer from Nashville. Among the main African American characters are a doctor, a lawyer and a minister. The doctor is lynched for his kindness to an injured white woman. The lawyer ends up happily married and thriving professionally.

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        Incredible album of photographs documenting Peary's final expedition to the Arctic]

      [Northern Greenland] 1909 - (11 x 15 1/4 inches). 238 silver print photographs (comprising 71 panoramic images measuring 3 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches, 147 measuring 3 3/4 x 4 7/8 inches and 20 measuring 3 x 3 7/8 inches). Mounted recto and verso on grey card mounts within the album. Some images captioned in ink on the mount. A few cards detached, some fading to the images. Contemporary leather, missing part of one post, leather worn. Housed in a morocco backed box. Provenance: G. Frederick Norton An important photographic record of Peary's Arctic expedition. In 1908, G. Frederick Norton accompanied Robert Peary on the start of his final Arctic expedition. An acclaimed adventurer and hunter, Norton was additionally an amateur photographer and here documents Peary's journey north, as well as camp life, landscape and natives of Greenland. George Frederick Norton (1876-1917), born in Kentucky, attended the Lawrenceville School and served as a partner at the brokerage Ex Norton & Co. However, his life's passion was travel, adventure and big game. Norton made numerous trips to the west and Alaska on private hunting expeditions, and collected and donated specimens (with a particular emphasis on bear skulls) to the American Museum of Natural History the Smithsonian and other institutions. In 1901, he journeyed around the world and in 1908 he helped finance the final Peary expedition to the North Pole, accompanying him aboard the ship Erik as far north as Etah, Greenland. The images include panoramic landscapes taken from aboard the ship, showing icebergs and the coast of Greenland. The smaller format images include portraits and candid shots of Peary, Matthew Henson, Captain Bartlett, Professor Marvin and other crew members at work and repose aboard the ships Erik and Roosevelt, as well as numerous images of native Inuit aboard ship and on land. Furthermore, images include landscapes and camp life at the whaling station at Hawk's Harbor, Holseteinborg, the Cape York settlement, Etah and elsewhere en route. Among the Peary-related photos, are a series of images showing his preparations to leave the ship at Etah. An extraordinary album of vernacular photographs in the Arctic on a noted expedition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La conquête des étoiles

      Edition on current paper, false entry of second edition which was used to the press service, he was fired as 5 Holland paper in leading copies.Bel autograph signed and in full page of the author Guy Lavaud for which he says his address Milanese.Two tears in the top and bottom of a joint, minor losses on the back, nice interior state. Sansot & Cie Paris 1909 14x17cm broché

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        Mike.

      London: Adam and Charles Black,, 1909. Containing Twelve Full-Page Illustrations by T. M. R. Whitwell. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board in gold, black, red, and white. Frontispiece and 11 plates. Light rubbing to the corners, a few minor marks to cloth at rear board, colours and gilt decorating the covers for the most part nicely distinct, internally sound and, but for some tanning and spotting to edges and some endleaves, fresh. Withal an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. "Each of Wodehouse's school stories is a superior example of the genre, and still readable; but in his last public-school novel, Mike (1909), something extraordinary happened: Wodehouse, as a writer, moved into a higher and dazzling sphere. In its narrative energy, dialogue, characterization, and ability to create sunny laughter, Mike is Wodehouse's first masterpiece. George Orwell called it 'perhaps the best light school story in the English language'. Of his own books it was Wodehouse's favourite. It also introduced one of his most memorable characters, Psmith ? the letter 'P' was added by Psmith himself, but was not to be pronounced ? Psmith was unstoppably talkative, and had a splendid conversational line in mandarin orotundity" (ODNB). Mike is, of all Wodehouse's stories, the most given over to his beloved cricket.

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        contributes to.'Twenty Five Cricket Stories'. i) Tom, Dick and Harry, ii) The Wire-Pullers, iii) The Lost Bowlers and iv) How Pillingshoot Scored.

      George Newnes Ltd., London, n.d. [1909] - FIRST (AND ONLY) EDITION, possibly withdrawn. Contains four Wodehouse stories, three of which are published for the first time in book form (How Pillingshoot Scored had already appeared in Tales of St.Austins, 1903). These Newnes-period Wodehouse stories were collected in this particularly scarce omnibus and the present example offered is the publisher's own file copy. We note only one other copy for sale (also through ourselves) and none have ever appeared at auction. The bibliographer McIlvaine mentions the title but does not provide a description. A companion volume Twenty Five Football Stories was also mooted by Newnes the following year, but again this has proved virtually impossible to locate. The sheer paucity of copies suggests that both these sporting volumes were printed in small numbers or may have been withdrawn. Whatever the circumstances, this remains an exceptionally rare book. 208pp. Small octavo. Bound in publisher's illustrated card covers stamped by publisher as the 'File' copy, later linen back, housed in collector's folding box. Some rubbing and wear to joints else very good indeed. McIlvaine E126/127 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Stadtplan mit russischem Titel.

      - Farblithographie, dat. 1909, 66,5 x 59,5 Russischer Plan von der Stadt Stankt Petersburg mit Erklärungen. - Oben rechts Titelkartusche. - Der Plan wurde in St. Petersburg verlegt. - Autor des Plans in russischer Sprache.

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        Modes and Manners of the Nineteenth Century

      1909 - FISCHEL, Oskar and VON BOEHN, Max. Modes and Manners of the Nineteenth Century As Represented in the Pictures and Engravings of the Time Translated by M. Edwardes. With an Introduction by Grace Rhys. London: J. M. Dent and New York: E.P. Dutton, 1909. Three volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter blue morocco gilt with red floral morocco onlays on spines, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, all edges gilt. $1500.First edition in English, profusely illustrated throughout with chromolithographic plates (some with hand-coloring) photographic plates and text illustrations, handsomely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.With numerous fashion plates and reproductions of famous paintings and portraits of the period by Romney, Gainsborough, Hogarth, Monet, Cruikshank, and many others. Joints expertly reinforced. A lovely set, richly and exquisitely illustrated, in excellent condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Plans, coupes, elevations des plus belles maisons & des hotels construits a Paris & dans les environs, publies

      Paris, G. Hue, 1909-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Handsome portfolio, 44 cm. Green cloth spine over marbled boards. 2 preliminary leaves, vi pages illustrations, 120 plates. Loose as issued, string-ties. Facsimile of the 1802 edition. Par J.-Ch. Krafft et N. Ransonnette (1771-1802.) Reproduction en fac-simile avec notices, par J. Mayor & L. Derobert, preface, de Paul Marmottan. Jean-Charles Krafft (1764-1833) a French-Austrian architect of the 18th and 19th century is remembered for his detailed documentation of "the most elegant" French neoclassical buildings. Subjects: Ransonnette, Pierre Nicolas, -- 1745-1810.; Architecture, Domestic -- France -- Paris.; Paris (France) -- Buildings, structures, etc. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        Dramatis Personae; & Dramatic Romances & Lyrics,...

      1 volume, large octavo, 10-1/8" x 8", illustrated by Elanor Fortescue Brickdale. Bound in full tan morocco, spine gilt in a Art Nouveau design, covers ruled and paneled in gilt, front cover with a hand painted vellum insert surrounded by mother-of-pearl, gilt dentelles, top edge gilt others uncut by Cedric Chivers.

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        FRANCOIS 1er, roi chevalier

      Paris, Boivin et Cie, éditeurs, 1909. Ouvrage enrichi de 38 gravures pleine page de Robida dont certaines sur double page. Petit texte manuscrit sur page de garde (souvenir de...à ....). Reliure cartonnée d'éditeur, grise illustrée polychrome; tranches dorées. 82 pages. Format 30 x 37 cm. Bon état, coins et coiffes frottés. Petite déchirure d'1 cm ds le mors de tête du 4e plat.

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        Illustrierte Monatsschrift für Kunst und Kunstgewerbe - Jahrgang VII

      Bruno Cassirer, Berlin, 1909. 5 Blatt, 571 S. mit zahlreichen Illustrationen, 2 Original-Lithographien von Paul Garvarsi, 1 Lithographie von Karl Walser sowie 1 Original-Radierung von August Renoir "Sitzender Akt", original Halbpergament-Einband mit goldgeprägtem Einbanddeckel, quart, (1 Textabbildung und 1 Tafel fehlen/etwas fleckig/Kanten berieben und bestoßen/oberes Kapital eingerissen)

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        Les Demi-vierges

      In-4°, 300 x 220 mm, VI-262 pp. Paris, Librairie de la collection des Dix, A. Romagnol, 1909. In-4°, 300 x 220 mm, VI-262 tête dorée. Couverture et dos conservés.Edition illustrée de 38 compositions en deux tons, noir et sanguine dont 8 planches hors texte par Joseph-Marius Avy, gravées à l'eau-forte par Delzers, Pennequin & Thévenin. Exemplaire sur vélin numéroté (no 173/ 300) avec un seul état des illustrations. SUPERBE RELIURE plein maroquin bleu, signée Berthet dos lisse, piece veau collée illustrée d'un nu, interieur des plats decoré de dentelles avec angles superbement decoré , coffret , photos sur demande

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        Villa Medici - Fiesole.

      Farvekridt tegning. Signeret AK 1909. 47x63 cm. I guldramme [60x5x78 cm.]. Dansk arkitekt, maler og professor. Han fik stor indflydelse på dansk porcelæn og kunsthåndværk gennem sin indsats på Den kongelige Porcelænsfabrik.

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        VOYAGES AU MAROC (1901-1907)

      Description du livre: Alger, A.Jourdan, 1909. 1ère Édition. in-4, X-612 pp. avec 274 reproductions photo dont 3 hors texte, et 3 planches panoramiques, et 1 carte dépliante en couleurs de l'Atlas occidental, in-fine sous pochette; demi-basane, reliure de l'époque. Manque la carte des itinéraires et 4 cartes géologiques. La période des grandes explorations au Maroc est dominée par le nom de Brives.tres belle reliure en demi maroquin fauve pieces de titres et auteur en rouge et noir dos a cinq nerfs avec fers dorés , tres belle qualite de reliure intérieur très frais.Consultez le site de la boutique pour y voir des photos de cet ouvrage, et une partie du catalogue :http://www.antiquites-duvert.com

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        Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, The

      New York: Constable & Company Ltd., 1909. First American Edition Limited To Fifty Copies Signed By Rackham In the Publisher's Original Box RACKHAM, Arthur. The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1909. First American Edition deluxe, limited to fifty copies signed by Rackham on the half-title verso. Large quarto (11 1/2 x 9 in; 295 x 229 mm). xv, [1, blank], 325, [1, imprint] pp. Decorative title-page printed in black and red. Forty mounted color plates and forty-five drawings in black and white, nine of which are full-page. Publisher's yapp-edged, full limp suede, spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt and blind, top edge gilt, others uncut, copper satinesque moire endpapers. An exceptionally fine copy in the original (expertly repaired) publisher's box. The edge of the box complete with original label printed in black and red "Édition De Luxe/Grimm's Fairy Tales/Illustrated by Arthur Rackham/Net, $20.00/Doubleday, Page & Company, Publishers, New York". In over fifty years of specializing in the works of Arthur Rackham this is by far the finest copy I have ever seen. (DJB). "Reprinted from the 1900 edition, with added illustrations and larger pages" (Latimore and Haskell), and others redrawn and colored. "Rackham's illustrations to Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen or Poe show him at his most imaginative" (Hamilton, p. 11). "The first year of the new century marked a turning point in Rackham's career, for in it were published his original illustrations for Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. The book was immediately successful, and its publication marked the beginning of Rackham's lasting fame. Two new editions were called for within ten years. At intervals from 1900 onwards Rackham worked on the original drawings, partially or entirely redrawing some of them on colour, adding new ones in colour and in back-and-white, and generally overhauling them as a set, until the final and best-known edition, of 1909, contained forty coloured illustrations and fifty-five line drawings. A comparison between the first and the last editions of his Grimm emphasizes the remarkable progress that Rackham made in a decade" (Hudson, p. 47-8). Latimore and Haskell, p. 34. Riall, p. 97.

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        Les Regles de Route en Mer

      Vve Ferdinand Larcier, Editeur, 26-28 Rue des Minimes, Bruxelles, 1909. Erstausgabe? 549 Seiten mit zahlreichen Figuren, z.B. Schifstypen, Abb. von Segelschiffen, Schiffsquerschnitten, faltbares Klappbild des Turbinenschiffs Princesse Elisabeth, Querschnitt eines Kriegsschiffes,Falttafel von Navigationsmanövern, farbige Abbildung von Schiffslaternen (3 Seiten),farbige Abbildungen von Schiffssignalen (8Seiten), diverse Abbildungen zum Fischfang mit Netzen, Abb. von Signalhörnern (2Seiten), 9 Abb. von Seglern (Handels- und Kriegssegler,sowie diversen Diagrammen. Halbleder Marmorierter Halbledereinband mit Lederecken. Der Pappeinband in grün marmoriert. Unten auf dem Lederrücken befindet sich ein kleines Papierschildchen, vermutlich aus der Bibliothek des Seeamtes Hamburg. Das Buch ist fadengeheftet und wurde in Hamburg von der Buchbinderei Hugo W. und Sohn fachgerecht eingebunden. Der Einband ist am oberen Kapital vorne etwas verblichen und im Bereich der Gelenke und an den Kanten geringfügig berieben. Stempel des Seeamtes Hamburg auf dem Titel und auch auf dem Vortitel. In einem recht guten Zustand. Dieses Buch dürfte keine sehr große Auflage gehabt haben und taucht weltweit zum jetzigen Zeitpunkt nirgendwo im Onlinehandel auf. Ich konnte nur eine Ausgabe in der Staatsbibliothek in Hamburg recherchieren. Auch konnte ein Verkauf in den großen Auktionshäusern im deutschsprachigen Raum nicht festgestellt werden. Somit offensichtlich absolut selten und sammelwürdig! HP1/39 Versand D: 500,01 EUR

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        Ginger & Pickles

      New York: Frederick Warne & Co., 1909. First American Edition of "Ginger & Pickles" POTTER, Beatrix. Ginger & Pickles. New York: Frederick Warne & Co., [1909]. First American edition. Small quarto (7 x 5 7/16 inches; 178 x 137 mm.). 51, [1] pp. Color frontispiece (included in pagination) and nine full-page color illustrations. Black and white vignette on title-page and nineteen black and white vignettes in text. Original pale green boards stamped in darker green on front cover and spine. Color pictorial label on front cover within a rectangular blind panel with scalloped bottom edge. Color pictorial endpapers. Minimal darkening to spine, still a near fine copy. Quinby 17a.

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        The Heart of the Antarctic. Being the story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909. With an Introduction by Hugh Robert Mill. An account of the first journey to the South Magnetic Pole by professor T.W. Edgeworth David. Two Volumes.

      William Heinemann 1909 - First Edition. London : William Heinemann. 1909 FIRST edition. Hardcover two volume set. Bound into decorative blue cloth with illustations stamped in silver gilt. Rubbing & wear to the extremities, with some cockling to the cloth. Spines darkened & worn to head & tail, with some fraying & several tears to the cloth. Light surface wear; yet illustrations remain bright. White mottling in places. Tanned fore-edges, untrimmed. Internally page bodies age-toned, yet text & illustrations remain sharp.Profusely illustrated DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jean qui lit et Snobinet. Texte et illustrations de Lucien Métivet.

      - P., Henri Laurens, [1909], In-4, demi-chagrin orange à coins, dos lisse titré, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés, 113 pp., non rogné. Première édition, un des 20 exemplaires sur Japon de tête tirés pour Mme Vve Melet, libraire, seul grand papier.Avec deux états des hors-texte coloriés (sur Japon et sur Arches) et 142 gravures en noir. Livres

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        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens. Sechste, gänzlich neubearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage.

      6. Auflage, mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, 4. 25,3 x 17 cm. über 15000 Seiten, In gutem Zustand. Einbäne berieben, Lederrücken an Kanten und Kapitalen berieben, Rücken bei manchen Bänden etwas verfärbt, Papier gebräunt, Kopfschnitt leicht eingestaubt. 20 Bände + Band 21: Ergänzungen und Nachträge, Band 22: Jahres-Supplement 1909/1910, Band 23: Jahres-Supplement 1910/1911, Band 24: Jahres-Supplement 1911/1912 - Text in Frakturschrift.

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        LES HEURES CLAIRES POEMES : Les Heures claires - Les Heures d'après-midi

      MERCURE DE FRANCE 1909 - Mercure de France, Paris, 1909. Recueil de poèmes. Première édition des 2 séries publiées ensemble. 259p. f. in-8 (146mm x 198mm) 488g. 1 des 21 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande ( N°16 ) après 5 sur Japon, papier non coupé, exemplaire à toutes marges comme neuf! Br. Couverture souple illustré du caducée au Mercure de France. Rare exemplaire en état parfait! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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